Dr. Montilla-Soler started his employment as an Assistant Professor with Moffitt Cancer Center in 2010. Before joining our staff of compassionate cancer experts, he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Puerto Rico Medical School. After post-graduate residency training and a Nuclear Medicine Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he served as Director of PET/CT services at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC, remaining on active duty in the Armed Services through 2006. He is fluent in Spanish and comes to us from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he served as director of oncologic PET/CT services. Dr. Montilla-Soler has extensive teaching experience with a focus in PET studies.
Education & Training
Walter Reed Army Medical Center - Nuclear Medicine
Walter Reed Army Medical Center - Diagnostic Radiology
Start Year: 2000 End Year: 2000 Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, Sponsor: American Roentgen Ray Society Start Year: 2002 End Year: 2002 Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, Sponsor: American Roentgen Ray Society
Morse B, Al-Toubah T, Montilla-Soler J. Anatomic and Functional Imaging of Neuroendocrine Tumors. CURR TREAT OPTION ON. 2020 Jul.21(9):75. Pubmedid: 32728967.
Thomas KL, Jeong D, Montilla-Soler J, Feuerlein S. The role of diagnostic imaging in the primary testicular cancer: initial staging, response assessment and surveillance. Transl Androl Urol. 2020 Jan.9(Suppl 1):S3-S13. Pubmedid: 32055480. Pmcid: PMC6995841.
Polk SL, Montilla-Soler J, Gage KL, Parsee A, Jeong D. Cardiac Metastases in Neuroendocrine Tumors: 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT With Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Correlation. Clin Nucl Med. 2020 Apr.45(4):e201-e205. Pubmedid: 32049725.
Montilla-Soler JL, Makanji RJ, Barron BJ. Oncologic F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography: What All Physicians Need to Know. Am J Med. 2018 Apr.131(4):357-364. Pubmedid: 29274757.
Jeong D, Bui M, Peterson D, Montilla-Soler J, Gage KL. FDG avid breast cancer bone metastases silent on CT and scintigraphy: a case report with radiologic-pathologic correlation. Acta Radiol Open. 2017 Oct.6(10):2058460117734243. Pubmedid: 29051834. Pmcid: PMC5638166.
Oliver JA, Venkat P, Frakes JM, Klapman J, Harris C, Montilla-Soler J, Dhadham GC, Altazi BA, Zhang GG, Moros EG, Shridhar R, Hoffe SE, Latifi K. Fiducial markers coupled with 3D PET/CT offer more accurate radiation treatment delivery for locally advanced esophageal cancer. Endosc Int Open. 2017 Jun.5(6):E496-E504. Pubmedid: 28573183. Pmcid: PMC5451282.
Doepker MP, Yamamoto M, Applebaum MA, Patel NU, Jaime Montilla-Soler M, Sarnaik AA, Wayne Cruse C, Sondak VK, Zager JS. Comparison of Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography-Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) and Conventional Planar Lymphoscintigraphy for Sentinel Node Localization in Patients with Cutaneous Malignancies. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Feb.24(2):355-361. Pubmedid: 27660259. Pmcid: PMC5955617.
Montilla-Soler JL, Makanji R. Skeletal Scintigraphy. Cancer Control. 2017 Apr.24(2):137-146. Pubmedid: 28441368.
Valderrabano P, Montilla Soler J, Mifsud MJ, Leon ME, Centeno BA, Khazai L, Padhya T, McCaffrey TV, Russell JS, McIver B, Otto KJ. Hypermetabolism on (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography Scan Does Not Influence the Interpretation of Thyroid Cytopathology, and Nodules with a SUVmax <2.5 Are Not at Increased Risk for Malignancy. Thyroid. 2016 Sep.26(9):1300-1307. Pubmedid: 27324615.
Jeong D, Gage KL, Berman CG, Montilla-Soler JL. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance for Evaluating Catheter Related FDG Avidity. Case Rep Radiol. 2016 Nov.2016:5460727. Pubmedid: 27867676. Pmcid: PMC5102723.
Revuelta GJ, Montilla J, Benatar M, Freeman A, Wichmann T, Jinnah HA, Delong MR, Factor SA. An ¹⁸F-FDG PET study of cervical muscle in parkinsonian anterocollis. J Neurol Sci. 2014 May.340(1-2):174-177. Pubmedid: 24725739. Pmcid: PMC4305331.
Budzevich MM, Kuykendall CC, Latifi K, Oliver J, Dilling TJ, Hoffe SE, Eikman EA, Montilla-Soler JI, Zhang GG, Moros EG. A Method to Determine the Optimal Number of Bins in 4D PET. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2014 Mar.3(2 Suppl 1):S25. Pubmedid: 24674527.
Oliver JA, Budzevich M, Zhang G, Moros EG, Latifi K, Kuykendall C, Hoffe S, Montilla-Soler J, Eikman E, Dilling T. Positron emission tomography texture analysis of necrosis in primary adenocarcinomas of the lung. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2014 Mar.3(2 Suppl 1):S29-S30. Pubmedid: 24674537.
Outwater EK, Montilla-Soler JL. Imaging of prostate carcinoma. Cancer Control. 2013 Jul.20(3):161-176. Pubmedid: 23811700.
Davison JM, Stocker DJ, Montilla-Soler JL, Jurgens JS, Allen TW, Holley TS, Stack AL. The added benefit of a dedicated neck F-18 FDG PET-CT imaging protocol in patients with suspected recurrent differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Clin Nucl Med. 2008 Jul.33(7):464-468. Pubmedid: 18580230.
Semerad D, Statler J, Harcke HT, Montilla J. Disease and nonbattle injury in the combat zone. Emerg Radiol. 2007 Sep.14(4):205-209. Pubmedid: 17674065.
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